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UNION, OREGON, THURSDAY, APRIL IT, 18110.
The OREGON Scout,
An Independent weekly Journal, i-ued ev
ery Thursday morning bv
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Kates of advertising made known on ap
atSrCorrcspondence from all parts of the
Adress all communications to the OnnoON
Scout, Union Oreson.
PKESKYTEKiAN CllUllCIf. Services
every Sabbuth ut 11 a.m. and S p. m;
Sabbath school at 10 a. m; prayer meeting
Wednesday, at 8 p, in. The Ladies' Mis
sionary Society meets on the fourth Friday
s- oi every monin ai -loo i. in. jui numuuf
"Y11- KOKN1U. -
Architect and Builder,
Drafts, Plans and Designs for Dwellings,
and bridges furnished on application.-
N. CROMWELL, M. D. ,
Physician and Surgeon.
Offlce, one door outh of J. 1$. Hilton's
store, I'lilon, Oregon. '
JOHN R. CRITES,
Attorney at Law.
Collecting and probate practice special
ties. Otlice, two doors south of post-olllco,
J. W. SlIELTON. J. M . CAKIiOLI..
g HELTON & CARROLL.
Attorneys at Law.
Oilice : Two doors south of poU 'lice, Un
Special attention given all business en
trusted to us.
J. A. Hakix,
-jr EAKLN, & BROTHER,
Attorneys at Law,
JSTPrompt Attention Paid to Collect. ons.
L. DANFOIITII, M. D.,
Physician and Surgeon
North 1'owder, Oregon.
diseases of womu.n a upeoialty,
Calls attended to at all hours.
Q II. DAY, 31. D.,
Physician ai Surgeon.
ALL CALLS IT.OMl'TLY ATTENDED TO.
Oillce adjoining Jones Iiro's store. Can
bo found nights at residence in South
B. F. Wilso.v.
A. J. Kackktt,
yTILSON & HACKETT,
Attorneys at Law.
Collections and all other business entrus
ted to us will receive prompt attention.
A complete abstract of the land of Union
county in our otlice,
Managers of the UNION HEAL EST AT H
OFFICE: UNION, OK.
Main Streot. Union. Oregon,
BENSON BROS. - PROPRIETORS.
Keep eontitaiitly on hand
BEEF, PORK- VEAL, MUTTON,
SAUSAGE, HAMS, LARD. Etc. '
C. C. COFFiNBERRY,
Dcalor in all kinds of
For nis. liable term and l w prices
call on Hi' and I Mill satisfy you.
' - .1-27-1 f.
Fine Line of Watch'es, Clocks, Jewelry,
111! CITY HOTEL
Kippo-ite the Court House.)
UNION, : : : OREGON.
Now in charge of L. J. Booth k.
Tlio hotel has been newly fitted up.
The best cooks and tho best table
waiters have been employed.
MEALS AT ALL HOURS.
Fresh bread for sale, constantly on
! Meals and Bods 2ii Cents.
l'ublic Pationrtgo Solicited.
Leaves Union diily at 2 p. in, arrives at
Cove at 3:30 p. in.
Leaves Cove at 8 a. in., arrives at Union
at 0:30 a. in.
Connections made with Elliott's coachc
running to the depot, carrying passengers
for east and west bound trains.
IIATI5S for VASSV..VC.KKS, T.UOfSAGK
and jMtiiinirr, i:i:asoxaiii.u.
HOIHNSON & I.AYNK, Proprietors.
A NORTHERN FAMILY
Has charge of the PI N E BLUFF COT
TAGE where those who wish to
escape the cold Northern Win
ters can get Board at
Modki: WK I'ltll'HS.
AMID TH, PilES.
LEALT1I I EST SPOT IN AMERICA !
Pine Bia-fp, Mookk Co., N. C.
J. W. Ruous - - Proprietor.
Meals at all hours. Board by tho
dav or week at reasonable rates.
Doney & May. proprietors, Cove, Union
A full supply nf trees and shrubbery con
stantly on hand and for sale at
Trees on" Sale at La Grande.
.'l-27-m2 Orders Solicited.
QR. A. M. MUSSEK,
Graduate of Pennsylvania Dental
College, is at tho Centennial hotel,
and is prepared to do all kinds of den
tal work painlessly.
GEORGE BAIRI), Propr.
Shaving, Hair-cutting and Sham
pooing, in the Latest style
of the Art,
Shop two doors south of Centennial hotel.
GIVE ME A CALL.
A 110 UT THE SOUTH
A d dross with S t a in p ,
Tho Official Immigration Department
FIFTEEN SOUTHERN STATES.
CARL ROBINSON, Seo'v.
Ruh-igh, N. C.
f MrNAUGHTON, M. D
Ppysiclan & Surgeon,
All calls promptly attended to dny
or night. 3-27-tf.
yy T. CHAPMAN,
Res! Estate Agent,
Piirlies desiring to invest in Elgin
(own property or in fanning lands
should cull on or address mo at Elgin,
JJH. E. N. NORTH,
Ti' th Exirm U il Without Pain by tho
Hiieie-sftil New Method.
Olliee: 1J Ktreot, Union, Oregon.
WALLOWA COUNTY POLITICS.
Effect of Republican Management The
Sophistry of Protectionists Sorao Start
ling Figures For the Farmers to Reflect
Emroi: Ohkoon Soort.: r
The Republican County Committee
of this county, at its last sitting, com
municated what a man's beliefs and
intentions must be to vote in the re
publican primaries held yesterday.
1st. A belief in tho republican pol
icy of American markets is required.
What does this mean? If this
combine of solons meant, the repub
lican policy of robbing tho many to
enrich the few, why did it not say so?
Protection of to-day and robbery are
synonymous terms, and tho republi
can pin ty is in favor of this "policy."
In tho stato of Kansas 1S00 mortgages
have been placed in the hands of one
law firm with orders to foreclose.
The farms of the states of Ohio,
Illinois and Michigan aro mortgaged
to tho "protected" to tho amount of
one billion dollars. This sum of mon
ey oxpicsscd in dollars by words, or,
figures is incomprehensible. I will
simplify it so that a school boy can
grasp its immensity. Sixteen silver
dollars weigh one pound, avoirdupois.
In one billion silver dollars, then, there
are 02,500,000 pounds or 31,250 tons.
To move this in wagons, a ton to tho
wagon, and two horses to the ton
would require 111,200 drivers, 31,250
wagons and 02,500 horses. Giving
10 feet to each team on the road, we
have a continued train of wagons 235
miles in length. Think of this you
believers in the "republican policy of
American markets," and be guided by
reason, and not led by prejudice.
If (!2,o00 horses be required to move
the mortgaged indebtedness of three
states of the United states how many
would bo necessary to move tho whole
mortgaged debt of the Union. Ask
these toiling debt-ridden farmers the
cause of their trouble and they will
Fay to you," Wc have no home mar
ket for our surplus. If wo were per
mitted to dispose of our farm products
in foreign markets for what wo are
forced to buy at home, and then bo
permitted to land our goods in Now
York free of duty, we could soon liber
ate our farms from debt: but this
we aro not allowed to do; and yet wc
are told by the Wallowa County Re
publican Committee. "You cannot
enter the kingdom unless you favor
the republican policy of American
This Committeo further said, one
to he entitled to vote at tho primaries
must favor "reform in our system of
voting to tho end that every elector
in tho nation may vote a freo ballot
and have it fairly and honestly
counted." This (stripped of its ver
biage, is rendered thus: "If you vote
for mo your vote is fair but if you vote
for the other fellow you'll bo counted
out." Proof. Wo quote from Mrs.
Grundy : "L. J. House's lieutenants,
to-day, April 3ul, voted a 'block' of
three democrats, thereby electing
Roueo delegates. Rumble's marshals
will contest, claiming fraud. At Three
Buck, Rumble voted a 'block' of four
democrats, thereby electing Humble
delegates. Rouse's Lieutenants, swear
they will contest, claiming fraud,"
Third qualification : "And who de
sire republican ascendency iu Wal
lowa county." My God ! What
check! If tho readers of Tim Scout
all knew what "republican ascendency"
has done for tho people of this coun
ty, I should bo spared tho painful
duty of telling them. A republican
J. P. through "ignorance" sontenced
a young man, for a slight offence, to
tho penitentiary at Salem. A repub
lican sheriff through "ignorance" do
faulted in the sum of thirty-nine hun
dred dollars. A republican county
court through "ignorance" has created
a debt of not less than twenty thou
sand dollars for the taxpayers of the
county to meet. If this, all this were
not so, I should not tell you. Tho
clause forces mo to
tell the truth, though I do, or, do not
wear trousers though I do, or, do not
ride a horse like a man.
A Little Chat.
Editor. Oudron Scout:
I do not believe that a mnjoiity of
tho people of Union, Cornucopia,
Seven Devils and surrounding min
ing camps realize tho benefits thoy
will derive by the building of tho Hunt
It will only be then about 250 miles
to Spokane Falls, where a 500 ton
smelter is now being erected, and tho
charges for hauling ore cannot bo
very high for that distance and it will
enable many miners with mines of
low grade ore to ship to that place,
It will he a blessing for the whole
northwest couM. It is what has long
been wanted out here, a largo smelter
plant for Washington, Idaho, and
Oregon. Many mines will pay in tho
future that have long laid idle. A
smelter at Spokane Falls and the ad
vent of the Hunt road will rovohi
lionize mining in Union, mid Ilaker
countif". The Seven Devils country
alone will be another Butto City in a
few yuim. They aro building a steam
bout now to run from Huntington
to tho Sown Devil mines. It will
be a commencement, but one mine
up there can more lhan keep it run
ning. It wants the Hunt road and it
will have it in lime. Tin Union
Paeitic'will also build into tho camp,
in my opinion, before tho Hunt road
can arrive there. Mr. G. Hunt,
has proved himself too clever a busi
ness man to neglect extending hi raid
to those camps.
I staid at his place a number of
times, years ago, when he kept the
Payette ferry and station. I wft
slightly acquainted with him and
always thought him to bo an easy
going sort of a man, ju-t about able
to run his ferry etc, but he appears
to havo been somewhat like what
General Grant was before tho war.
lie had not found his vocation. By
and by the Oregon Short Line came
along and lo; the child was horn.
From that time on ho has come rapid
ly to the front as an able railroad
builder and financier.
Some people belio've that the rond
after leaving Union will go up l'ylo
canyon to Telocaset find then down
through John Dobbins' farm to Pow
der river and on down the river.
Others think it will go up Catherine
creek, striking tho point back of tho
old Wright mill iltime and commenc
ing to climb up from there by tho
old water mill. The old water mill.
Ah mo! many days of hard work, in
years that have gone, have I done at
that confounded old mill. Hauling
lumber and slabs slabs! tho very
thought of those green wel slabs
make mo sick. One summer .Johnny
McLain and myself hauled away a
pile about as large as the mill. We
thought we would get away with tho
slab pile, but it got away with us. Tho
more we hauled the larger it grew.
Johnny said to mo with the sweat run
ning down his face: "You can pass
me out on slab hauling: If 1 ovor am
rich I will hire a nigger to do this
kind of work, it is not fit work for a
white man." I am sine I heartily
agreed with him. Johnny is now rich
or at least enjoying a competency
and is now traveling in Furopo, visi
ting the scenes of his childhood days
iu old Scotland. May he havo a pleas
ant visit and a safe return.
Sometime in 18011 Mr. Beningtou
started to build the old waler mill on
Catherine creek. Two-thirds of tho
town of Union has been built from
lumber from that mill, also most, of tho
buildings on the farms at this end of
tho Grande Hondo valley. Mr. Ben
ingtou and old man Craig (not pap
Craig) built the dam and it has stood
the strain of high water, but if it over
brakes some of the people that live
along tho bunks of Catherine crock
will think that hell has broke loose at
noon. The old null will take n new i
lease of life when tho railroad goes by
as it will have a market for all (he
lumber it can saw. Mr. Charles Hub
bins is replacing tho old machinery
with new. Success lo you, Charley,
and tho old water mill. May it for
many years to come still go rumbling,
grumbling and growling along ia it
has done sinco first it was built, twenty
seven long years ago.
(J. F. IIlNT-kM.UV.
News Notes From Indian Valley's Boom
ing Young City.
April, 12, 1800.
Several capitalists from Union wore
hero this week, seeing about putting a
flouring mill up. Wo hope tin y will do
cido to put a mill hero as it is much
Several business men of La Grande
will build hero soon.
The wind storm a few days ago bluw
down -the shed over G. II. Taylor's saw
mill at Pine grove, damaging tho en
Attorney H. F. Burleigh of Union
has decided to locate here.
A. now church will bo built at Pino
grove this spring.
Tho boom has brought us several
Robt. Atkiiuon of Pine grove ii
very sick. Wo hope ho may soon
The Pino grove school coiiunenoes
April, I I. Miss Sadie Aitlton will bo
The M. F. church is nearly comple
ted. It will be a lino structure.
Politics and the county nmt question
are fully discussed. Nearly all the
voters of this part of the county are
in favor of the county seat remaining
where it is.
At the democratic prim iry Batur
day, the following were elected dole
gates to the county convention. Win.
Fine, E. E. Taylor, It. J. MuWilliunw,
M. A. Stevenson, J. H. Johnson, Joel
Weaver, George Taylor, Mr. Ktrdngn,
and A. R. Tattle.
The "Kli" Hulky or Gang Plows, the
Ilavanna Press Drill and the Xig-Zag
all Steele burrow with the improve
ments maire fur I81X), jn.tko the
best and. mot satisfactory oiiilit
of spring farming implement m,w
offered in this market. For salr bv
Frank Bro. Implement Co.. at La
Grande, or Uland City, ami Uurwin V.
Cofllnbtrry Uui' ii.
and Amunition Just
IN TBS 8 DOTH.
Products of tlio Long loaf Pint
lUanAr SorTiiFutf new, i
Kai.kioh, N. (".'
EiiTnR)tvKi;oN Scout ; -
In this furies of lotto rs heretofore,
frequent mention lias been made of
tho dent ind for the lumber from the
pine "regions of the fouth, its uses and
value. In this letter theother products
of the long le if pi no tree will be de
scribed. They aro tar" and pitch, and
spirits of turpentine and rosin. The
last two products are taken from the
tree before it is cut for lumber; the
first two nr. taken from such trees and
parts of tivt's as cannot well bo used
These four important articles of
commerce aro Usually called naval
stores. They fill a place in tho neoes-
j sities of life which nothing else can
fill. Fottrsu'iat.uuNw have been named
! as products of the long leaf plno, but
(hero an) only two crude products; via,
tar and turpentine; and uoth are ob
tained fiom sup, the life blood of tho
j tree. Turpentine is the most important
j product of tho tree, in its perparatiou
for market an immense capital is in
vested, and a large numder of men
engaged. Fortunes have been made
from tho business; and its demands
for facilities of transportation have
led to tho building of many hundreds
of miles of railway. Tho Carolina
Central mid the Raleigh & Auguta are
striking instances of roads built at the
demands of turpentine and naval stores,
anil handsomely supported by the
For obtainhlg turpentine the trees
are lirst boxed ; from one to three boxes
being cut in a tree according to size.
These boxes are cut with uu axe made
long and narrow for that business.
They are cut inward and downward
fiom four to six inches deep, and ex
tend from one to two thirds of the dis
tance around tho trunk of the tree.
They are to receive tho ttirpentino
which drops from the fresh end of the
sap wood cut into. Those boxes are
cut for ono cent apiece, and last
through tho life time of the tree. In
a week the lower end of tho cut sap
wood becomes eoated-or dried, and tho
turpentine cea.-es to drop. A man
then goes around and with a tool made
for the purjtose, having a heavy weight
at one end and a cutter similar to a
shoemaker's peg cutter, cuts away in
both directions from a lino which runs
straight up tho trunk of the tree, a
chip of bark and sap-wood, leaving
the lower cud fresh and uncovered.
This cutting, called chipping and pull
ing, is repeated once n week through
the season ; which lasts from April to
October, When the boxes become
filled with the crude turpentine it is
dipped out with paddles, put into
barrels and taken to the distillery.
The still boils the turpentine until it
evaporates, and tho worm of the still
cools and condenses the vapor into the
spirits of turpentine of commerce; n
liquid with which all Northern peoplo
aro familiar. That part of the turpen
tine which will not distill is drawn oil',
strained llnough cotton, put into j
rough ban els, and is known as rosin.!
Eight thoiuand boxes are called a
"crop," which one man is ex pee tod to
chip oneo each week through tho
season; tho dipping being done by
others. Boxing and chipping for tur
pentine removes from tho tree a largo
part of tho bark and sap-wood. Tho
growth of tho tree is retarded, and the
sap or turpentine settles largely iu tho
out part of tho trunk, making what is
known luufnt or lightwood. If you in
jure your finger you know that Nature
sends a large supply of blood to tho in
juied part, and it either runs out or
settles into blood blislors and black
and blue spots. Ho with tho injuries
inflicted on the pine tree to get tur
pentine. This wood will hum from a
match, and gives n brilliant light;
very many dwellings using no other
light. It is very heavy, splits and
breaks easily, and a nail driven into it
brings tho fat and wood grains to the
surface instead of forcing them inward.
Tills light wood when buked or partially
consumed in an inclosed space, similar
lo a coal pit, parts with its accumulated
store of fat; that is tar. When tar is
boiled and refined it becomes pitch.
Very little tur is now produced in the
South. The u-o of iron steamships
instead of wooden sailing vessels, has
greatly reduced the demand ; even
whe'n tur is needed, :oul tar has almost
crovred out the cleaner and moro whol
somo product of the long leaf piuo.
April Hi, 1800.
At (ho democratic primaries last
Hulurdiiv J W. Murphy, J. Gophart
II. L. Douuhortv, L. R. Holmes, W. R.
BootliB, Jacob Gusett, Wesley Dun
c,i:i, ind K. P. Me Daniel- were elocted
delegaits tu the county convention.
The (Jove denioeiucy will bo well
Tho tw en umeii aro in full opera
tion, Win lliggorty is superintend'
out of l'.iym 's factory mid George
Fellow- in ui.ige-t ihd Dove Dairy Go's
tniab'i ! 1 1 nf ut . Both are manufactur
ing ii -c e and will continue, at least I
till hot 1. 1 emjiiii tmi. a higher figure,
.,1... ,L . . ..t.... 1
iiiusiug uio iiioiiiNHiuu saiiiiuu
tiout along llii' crock U now the favor-
Received at A. N.
itc sport. A number of largo fish havo
Mr. John Miller and wife of Milton
are visiting at- Adam Grossman's. Mr.
Miller is a brother of Mrs. Grossman.
Miss Brooks commenced a term of
summer school in tho Chandler dis
Tho Cove public school ;s belter at
tended than was expected and another
teacher will bo hired. Hero is tin
opportunity for some aspirant to se
cure a two and one half months school
in a primary department at fair wage.
There will h.j room for any outside
scholars who may wish to come. Terms
$1,50 per month.
Mr. Jas. Hcndershott started to Port
land on a brief business visit last Sun
day. Tho republican county ticket gener
ally meets with approval in this vicin
ity. Mr. Carter for recorder anil Mr.
Falon for clerk aro both very popular
men known to be gentlemen of integ
rity as well as ability and will receive a
largo vote irrespective of party. This
is as it should be. Voters with county
interests at heart will cast their bal
lots for tlo best man whether ho may
be republican or democrat. Mr. Guild
will surely bo elected assessor if his
popularity is tho sumo throughout tho
county as bore.
Tho dullest man present at the
republican convention had no trouble
in perceiving that La Grande is alivo
to her own interests and it probably is
not a discredit to her that she is.
But we, on this side will find it a very
great convenience if well enough is
let alone and tho county seat allowed
to remain whore it is. Party lines
should be drawn very slack. Whether
competent democrats or republicans
are elected to fill the olliccs amounts to
very little but it is important that tho
county bo not compelled to pay a
needless expense and build up a selfish
town which would ruin all others
could it only prosper.
A prominent Union attorney was
seen on the bottom hunting, tho first
of the week, with threo geese, two
dear, nino ducks, a curlew and jack
son rabbit. It takes an expounder of
tho law to get everything going.
Mr. Fd Chrisman has returned from
tho Willamette valley. Ho says it
just rains all tho time down there.
Mr. Mel Campbell and wifo will
start to-day for Sehome, Wash., to look
after real estate investments. Miss
Pearl Payne will accompany them as
far as Seattle.
3toolc Ami Stoclcmon Bbo Culture Farm
ing Tho Eagle Creek Ilrldje.
Farmers aro cleaning out their irrigat
ing ditches, making gardens and plant
ing their spring crops.
Tho alfalfa fields are green.
Out of a thousand tons of hay that
was raised hero last season not enough
remains to feed tho work teams, but
by the 15th of Juno wo will havo
plenty of hay again. Wo will go to
mowing by that time.
Mr. Hen Longloy, is buying and sell
ing sheop by tho thousands.
Mr. John Frinsier has his sheep on
the range ami is putting the finishing
touches on his Makiusou ranche.
Tho Payetto nursery of Idaho will,
to-day, deliver thousands of fruit trees
in Eagle vitlloy ut forty cents apeico.
Tliero will ho largo quantities of all
kinds of fruit trees planted here this
Our bee men are making all prepara
tions for more bees and moro honey.
Our stock aro all right now. After
a long winter thoy are wading around
in hunch grass.
Your correspondent interviewed Dr.
Monitt, of Spuria, a fow days ago. Ho
says ho has somo of tho richest mines
that aro to he found in ICastojn Oregon.
Sparta will come to tho front this
Tho democrats will send a good
delegation from Eaglo valley to tho
county convention men that will
look to tho best interests of the county,
and if possible, select tho best candi
dates. The ranchers bore havo had a hard
time this spring, burning and burying
dead cattle. Several dirty devils have
thrown the carcasses iu the clear run
ning water of Eagle creek from which
a number of families are using tho
water. I think from what I can hear
that tho law will be put iu force. No
good citizen will bo guilty of such
Mr. Win. Koenig has ropaired tho
Fuglo creek bridge Tho bridge is
hotter now than it ovor was for the
reason that better and heavier timbers
have been put iu. Wo understand
that tho county court will como and
receive tho bridge shortly. We know
that Mr. ICoeuig is a fut workman.
He says that the reason the bridge foil
down was that the road overscor did
not tighten up the rods, It may bo
(hat the bridge would havo stood if ho
Or you loso it. If you want a cheap
lot in Union, call quick or you loso it.
Call on Wilson & Huekott, managers
Union Real Estate Association.
Gardner & Co's.